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What's on the table at the Rio Summit

Here are the main objectives at the June 20-22 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also called the Rio+20 Summit. The goals are scheduled to be incorporated in a statement called "The Future We Want."

world Updated: Jun 11, 2012 15:42 IST

Following are the main objectives at the June 20-22 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also called the Rio+20 Summit. The goals are scheduled to be incorporated in a statement called "The Future We Want."

Green Economy

Guidelines for promoting growth in a way that is environmentally sustainable and helps eradicate poverty

Institutional Changes

How to strengthen the international system for sustainable development, a constellation of agencies and programmes whose roles sometimes overlap

Priority Work

The conference will also look at seven critical areas needing priority attention:
- Green employment: Creating jobs that help preserve the quality of the environment
- Energy: Improving efficiency, encouraging cleaner and sustainable resources and providing universal access to modern energy supplies
- Cities: Better housing, transport, less pollution and poverty, to avoid slums and congestion
- Food: How to feed today's 925 million hungry and the additional two billion mouths expected by 2050
- Water: Providing clean water for all and coping with droughts and shortages of the future
- Oceans: Better management of a resource suffering badly from over-fishing and pollution
- Disaster preparedness: Work that can reduce the toll from earthquakes, floods, drought, storms and tsunamis